It’s the most wonderful time of the year as the outdoor ice skating rink at Stuart Park in downtown Kelowna opens on December 2. “It’s important to stay active during the winter months and skating is a fun, easy and affordable activity the whole family can enjoy,” says Jim Gabriel, Active Living & Culture Divisional […]
Three UBC ecologists who study the natural world at very different scales – from marine ecosystems, to plant and soil systems, to microbial communities –have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society, and the publisher of the journal Science. UBC Okanagan […]
Okanagan College is reporting a significant growth in trades and apprenticeship programs this fall with enrolment up by 21 per cent. Overall the number of students taking classes at the College remains steady. The largest area of enrolment growth this fall is in the Trades and Apprenticeship area, with a 21 per cent increase (660 students […]
More than 100 Okanagan College students attending the Kelowna campus will have smiles on their faces and more money in their pockets this week when awards totaling $162,700 are handed out from the Okanagan College Foundation. The annual awards reception will see 134 students receive a total of 173 awards , which takes place November 21 […]
Early snow falls and exceptional conditions are allowing one of Okanagan Valley’s top winter destinations, Silver Star Mountain Resort, to open its slopes to snow seekers for a bonus weekend November 23 and 24, with the regular season kicking off November 28. For the early bonus weekend, Silver Star Resort will give access to 25 […]
Global Okanagan’s reporter Klaudia Ceglarz joins publisher Paul Byrne at the office of Okanagan Life Magazine in downtown Kelowna to discuss the milestone 25th anniversary of the lifestyle magazine. Okanagan Life began publishing in the fall of 1988. The anniversary gala Cover Party is set for November 22 at the Delta Grand Okanagan. The video […]
Silver Star Mountain Resort will open its Nordic skiing this Saturday, November 9 and announced that the downhill skiing will start early this year with an opening day scheduled for November 28, 2013. The recent storm in the Okanagan Valley brought more than 30 centimetres of snow over 24 hours at Silver Star this past […]
One of Okanagan College’s longest-serving employees – its leader – will continue his connection to the institution for a while longer. The College’s Board of Governors recently extended President Jim Hamilton’s existing contract by an additional two years until October 2017. He has served in the position since late 2004. “I feel Okanagan College is […]
Interior Savings and the Okanagan Car Share Co-op are hosting a special evening event, as part of Co-op Week 2013, to celebrate the many co-operatives within our community.
“This is a great opportunity to hear more about the co-op model and why it is important to have healthy and strong co-ops in our community,” says Christian Brandt, Executive Director of the Okanagan Car Share Co-op.
A regional transportation study is underway in the Central Okanagan. The Cities of Kelowna and Vernon, the Districts of West Kelowna, Peachland and Lake Country, the Westbank First Nation and the Regional District of Central Okanagan, have partnered to conduct the regional travel survey as daily travel pattern information will help design future transportation systems […]
Canada’s most famous astronaut recounts times in space and on earth How do you tune your guitar in space? Or sleep? Even breathe? The questions came fast and furious for Chris Hadfield, “Canada’s spaceman,” during two appearances in the Okanagan Monday as part of UBC’s Distinguished Speaker Series. He was greeted like a rock star, […]
Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray, broadcaster Mike Roberts and artist Robert Dow Reid recall historic cover stories Okanagan Life magazine is marking its 25th year milestone in publishing with cultural celebrations across the Okanagan Valley. “Our anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate some of the amazing spots we have in the Okanagan – and its people,” […]